Newswire: R.I.P. Robert Loggia, veteran character actor

Robert Loggia, a well-known character actor who appeared in over 200 films and TV episodes over a career than spanned more than six decades, has died. His widow confirmed to Variety that he died earlier today in Los Angeles, but no other details are forthcoming at this time. He was 85.

Loggia made his screen debut on an episode of the drama series Search For Tomorrow in 1951, and has been working more or less steadily ever since. (His IMDb page lists multiple roles every year from 1957 to 2015, with only a brief break in the early 2000s.) Some of Loggia’s best known work was in Brian De Palma’s 1983 modern gangster classic Scarface, where he played Tony Montana’s ill-fated underworld mentor Frank Lopez:

Often cast as a villain or underworld type, Loggia played mobsters Eduardo Prizzi in Prizzi’s Honor (1985), Sykes in Disney’s …

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